Marion Bloom

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Marion Bloom (1891–1975) was H. L. Mencken's lover for much of the early twentieth century - eventually becoming close enough that they seriously considered marriage. They first met February 1914 when Bloom visited the office of Baltimore Sun.[1] Mencken and Bloom ended their relationship in the early 1920s, though Bloom continued to admire Mencken. Their love letters were published in In Defense of Marion: The Love of Marion Bloom & H.L. Mencken in 1996 (ISBN 0820317675).

Bloom spent six months as a nurse in Europe during World War One, and returned to America newly converted to Christian Science.